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What the Subaru Community Is all About

by Ivan Tukhtin, Edison, NJ




I’ve been a Subaru owner for a few years now. We actually have five in our family and love them. I’m also an avid motorsports enthusiast and love modifying my cars. I go on the 48HRS of Tristate every year. 


I’m sure you are aware of NASIOC [North American Subaru Impreza Owners Club]. On its forum I’ve met and become friends with many members because of the following my cars have had. A few members and I have always been chatting back and forth through emails and have a massive chain of thousands of emails between us. Well, one day we decided to meet face to face finally. The destination was Chicago, Illinois. 


Another local (Matt Evans) and I went from New Jersey; Robb Sutton drove from Atlanta, Georgia; Jason Esposito from Maine; Ben Johnson from Minneapolis; and Derrick Tacket from St. Louis. While we all have been talking for a while, none of us knew each other before having Subaru vehicles, and we had NEVER met. 


We spent three days in Chicago with everyone and their families and it was honestly one of the best times of my life. Between seeing everyone’s cars and getting to know everyone and their families, I can say with sheer certainty that we all will be friends for life. 


I write this because THIS is an example of what this community is all about. Yes, we all have modified cars, some of them making more than 600 horsepower. But in the end, it’s about making friends and connecting with people. The cars come second. 


It really is true what they say, “Love. It’s what makes a Subaru, a Subaru.” And this is a clear example. Look over this thread on NASIOC and read what we did.

After this trip, I’m 100 percent sure that I will always own at least one Subaru. 




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